This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, the Helsinn Code for Caring, establishes a common understanding of the standards of behavior expected of all personnel of Helsinn.
It places an obligation to take responsibility for our own conduct, it provides a reference for guidance for good judgment in making decisions and establishes a set of principle for highest standards of ethical conduct to enable good government in Helsinn.
Personnel are committed to a “best practice” approach to the performance of their work and they identify and actively promote appropriate strategies, methods and processes that lead to improved performance.
As an organization committed to ethical, social and environmental responsibility, Helsinn believes the principles set out in this Code must guide all activities involving Helsinn or anyone acting on behalf of or in concert with the company.
The trust placed in Helsinn by all involved individuals and entities, including patients, healthcare providers, governmental authorities and business partners around the globe, is essential to the success of Helsinn’s business, as well as to the protection of the company’s reputation and long-term value. Adherence to this Code is crucial to the ability to create and maintain such trust and, therefore, the success of the Helsinn Group.
We expect all of our employees to read, acknowledge, and follow the Helsinn Code for Caring. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
While our Code sets standards that promote compliance with many of the laws impacting our industry, it is not intended to cover every situation we may encounter. Employees must use good judgement and should look to additional Company policies and applicable procedures and other resources available on this site and internally.
The Helsinn Supplier's Code of Conduct illustrates the values according to which Helsinn operates globally. Helsinn expects its suppliers to conform to the requirements of the Code in their dealings with Helsinn, their own employees and suppliers, as well as third parties including public officials and others.
This Global Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Supplier Code”) describes the principles expected of our Suppliers in the conduct of their business, an expectation which comprises an important component of Supplier evaluation and selection.
In our Supplier Code of Conduct, we describe in detail what we expect from our suppliers. That is why it's so important that all our suppliers know the Code of Conduct and act accordingly.
Suppliers should also apply these or similar principles to the partners with whom they work in providing goods and services to Helsinn. Fundamental to this Supplier Code is the shared belief that business should not only operate in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, but that our behaviors address underlying societal concerns. Helsinn is aware that differences in cultures and laws create challenges in applying this Supplier Code globally. In addition to these standards, Helsinn expects Suppliers to operate in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.